March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

by Jessica Wahaus on March 25, 2015

Did you know colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths? To raise awareness of this deadly disease, March has been declared Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. The American Cancer Society estimates there will be almost 133,000 new cases and 49,700 deaths from the disease in the United States this year. Colorectal cancer is often called a “silent killer” since many are symptom free and not diagnosed until late stages.

However, there is some positive news about colorectal cancer — it is largely curable if detected early. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 60 percent of colorectal cancer-related deaths could be avoided with early, regular screenings2.

Quest Diagnostics offers an effective screening test that is simple and easy. Studies show that InSure® FIT™ it is better at detecting stages I-III colorectal cancer compared to the traditional Hemocult stool test3.

Innovative companies, health plans and concerned individuals are taking action and participating in colorectal cancer screenings. If your company is interested in finding out how to help reduce healthcare costs and help save lives through early detection, please call Quest Diagnostics at 1-855-748-7846 or contact us online at BlueprintForWellness.com/employers/colorectalcancerscreening.

1American Cancer Society Cancer Fact and Figures
2CDC Colorectal Cancer Screening Basic Fact Sheet
3CANCER 2006 107(9)2152-59)

Local Sales: 2015 Commitment

by ExamOne on March 17, 2015

Joey-GrantOur local account team is led by Joey Grant, Director of Field Sales, and is comprised of 80 local sales representatives across the nation. These individuals are committed to serving the producers and brokers in the life insurance industry. Every day they spend their time meeting with agents, visiting their offices, learning each agent’s unique business needs and educating them on workflows and processes that can provide a better experience for their applicants.

In 2015, Joey and his team have committed to the following:

– Averaging more than 22,000 face-to-face meetings with producers per month

– Averaging more than 180 educational presentations per month

– Sending 1 million education emails to producers

– Increasing utilization of applicants viewing their laboratory results through Inside Look

This enthusiastic team of individuals is ready for a successful 2015! They are looking forward to extending partnerships with existing agents and making new partnerships as well. If you have any questions, please reach out to your local sales representative. If you are unsure who your sales representative is, please email Kevin Mahr at Kevin.J.Mahr@ExamOne.com and the right person will be in contact with you.

Can Sleep Deprivation Be Detected in Laboratory Results?

March 9, 2015 Carriers

In our previous blog article, we discussed how lack of sleep can lead to chronic health implications. Sleep deprivation can lead to more than just being tired during the day. We discussed how it can lead to conditions such as heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure. So how do you know if sleep deprivation […]

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National Sleep Awareness Month: Creating Healthy Sleep Habits

March 4, 2015 Carriers

As daylight savings time approaches, we are facing shorter periods of darkness. Our clocks will “spring forward” one hour on March 8, causing us to lose an hour of sleep. During National Sleep Awareness Month, we want to remind individuals of the importance of adequate sleep and how the lack of it can cause health […]

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Have Your Applicants Insured Their Loved Ones?

February 16, 2015 Carriers

Did you know that February is “Insure Your Love” month; a campaign started by LIFE Happens? Similar to Life Insurance Awareness Month, this month is dedicated to creating awareness about the importance of life insurance. As a leader in the risk assessment industry, we are committed to this awareness campaign as well – not only […]

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ExamOne Receives Empowering Better Health Award from Quest Diagnostics

February 10, 2015 Carriers

February 10, 2015 – Today ExamOne received one of Quest’s most prestigious annual awards – the Empowering Better Health Award – in recognition of its innovative consumer health tool, Inside Look® Online. Members of the product, marketing and information technology teams accepted the award on behalf of ExamOne at a special ceremony during the 2015 National […]

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In 2015, I Commit To: Spreading The Word

January 19, 2015 Carriers

As ExamOne’s Marketing Manager, I’m committed to helping our clients spread the word on the importance of life insurance in 2015. I believe in the power of life insurance and I want every family in America covered. According to LIMRA, there are 95 million Americans without life insurance. By committing to spread the word, we can […]

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In 2015, I Commit To: Helping the Industry Better Assess Mortality Risk for Applicants

January 12, 2015 Carriers

Dr. Jim Palmier, M.D., leads our Analytics and Medical Affairs for ExamOne. As our Medical Director, Dr. Palmier oversees laboratory testing, research and development, and paramedical services. His focus on data-driven insights help the company continue to create innovative solutions that solve real-world problems. In 2015, Dr. Palmier and his team have committed themselves to: […]

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In 2015, I Commit To: Laboratory Education

January 5, 2015 Carriers

Betsy Sears, Executive Vice President, Laboratory Strategy and Sales dedicates herself to educating the insurance industry on laboratory, medical and risk assessment topics. If you know Betsy or have heard one of her presentations, you already know she has a strong commitment to our industry. So what has she committed to in 2015? As the […]

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Laboratory 101: Impacts on Laboratory Testing

December 5, 2014 Carriers

Please join us for a live, one-hour webcast as Betsy Sears discusses the impacts of various “habits” and how they can affect an applicant’s laboratory test. She will answer some of the industry’s most burning questions when it comes to laboratory testing: Will e-cigarettes produce a positive cotinine result? How is the legalization of marijuana […]

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